Student with cochlear implant taking selfie with man who is signing

VSDB Outreach Services

Through our Outreach Services, VSDB serves children, families, and educators throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our goal is to help all educators in Virginia better meet the needs of students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deaf blind, and their families.

VSDB Outreach Services are funded through a grant from the Virginia Department of Education.

For more information, contact:

Robin Bliven
Director of Outreach Services

Services – Deaf

Free Audiologic Evaluations for Virginia residents from birth through 21 years old: comprehensive audiological diagnostic and evaluation services including exploration of amplification methods such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, and Hearing Assistive Technology. LEARN MORE

Services – Blind

Psychological and Academic Evaluations of children with visual impairments including blindness, at the request of your Local Educational Agency (LEA)

For more information, contact Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer.


Online resources and tools regarding:

Blindness or visual impairments

Deafness or hearing loss


Training & Activities

Webinars for educators and family members

ASL (American Sign Language) for the Family – video series

Regional and statewide live training events

Fun and educational activities for students and families